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Headscratchers / A Death in the Family

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  • Why does anyone recognize the Joker as a diplomat in the first place, let alone allow him into a room with the United Nations delegates? Yes, there's some hand-wavey stuff about Iran-Contra and all that, but the U.N. itself has some say, and it's hard to buy that the United States would see Iran's appointment of an American criminal and lunatic with a massive body count as anything other than a signal that Iran wasn't interested in any "delicate negotiations."
    • Trenchant political commentary about the contemporary state of the world coupled with the Joker being such a popular character that he has repeatedly evaded justice overriding the writer's dedication to realism, I guess.

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